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Typesetter - Monotype Double Keyboard, Date Unknown Reg. No: ST 033120
- Monotype machine used for typesetting. Made by Monotype Corporation Ltd., London, England.
The Press was presumably bought new by the VGPO.
The letters on the keyboard are arranged in the same positions as on a normal typewriter, and the copy can be tapped by touch in much the same way. As the operator taps the copy, instructions for the automatic operation of type-casting are recorded by combination of perforations in the paper ribbon that unwinds at the top. Through the "message" on the ribbon, the keyboard tells the Caster what to do. The Caster is a separate machine, the keyboard ribbon being installed for its operation. [See Monotype Composition Caster] Monotype was widely used for book work were it had an advantage over the Linotype in being able to set pages complete, reducing composing time.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Victoria: Government Printing Office, 1981
|Tagged with:||printing, printing equipment, typesetting machines|
|Themes this item is part of:||Information & Communication Collection|
Model Monotype s5e9a. Ser. No. 22842.
|Manufacturer:||Monotype Corporation Ltd, London, England, Great Britain|